January 19, 2014

I was listening to an NPR program this week about how we truly have become a collection of red states and blue states as the Democratic and Republican Parties have turned the states in to little laboratories of partisan ideology. Unfortunately, we're losing in the numbers games--

Their combined work has helped remake the nation’s political landscape. Republicans or Democrats control both the legislature and the governor’s office in 36 states, the most in 60 years. Twenty-three states are now solely controlled by Republicans, and 13 solely by Democrats. In two others — New York and Washington — one chamber is jointly controlled.

So I'm issuing a challenge to you all: GET INVOLVED. Get involved at the local and state level. Walk precincts. Join phone banks. Let's get a bunch of Elizabeth Warrens in Congress, so that by this time next year, hopefully we won't see this same dismal bunch that Sunday.

ABC's "This Week" - Russian President Vladimir Putin; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas. Roundtable: James Carville and Mary Matalin, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, New Yorker editor David Remnick, and television and radio host Tavis Smiley.

NBC's "Meet the Press" - Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.; Assemblyman John Wisniewski, D-N.J.; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, NBC political analyst and former Obama adviser David Axelrod, The Washington Post’s Nia-Malika Henderson and NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell.

CBS' "Face the Nation" - Rogers; Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo.; Tom Donilon, former national security adviser to President Barack Obama; Michael Morrell, a former CIA deputy director who served on Obama's intelligence review panel. Roundtable: Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post, Christi Parsons of the Los Angeles Times, and David Sanger of the New York Times.

MSNBC's "UP with Steve Kornacki" - State Sen. Linda Greenstein (D-NJ), member of special Senate Committee to investigate GW Bridge Lane; David Halbfinger, Metro Politics Editor, New York Times; Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (R-NJ); David Chen, New York Times; Nick Acocella, writer, editor, publisher PolitiFax; Zach Fink, reporter, NY1, fmr. NJ reporter; Michael Powell, New York Times.

MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" - Laverne Cox, Actress on “Orange is the New Black”; CeCe McDonald, Transgender Activist / Recently released from Prison; Rea Carey, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian task Force; Josh Fox, Director and Producer of “Gasland” and “Gasland II”; Earl Catagnus Jr., Assistant Professor of History / Valley Forge Military College / Iraq Vet; Marcus Mabry, New York Times Lede Blog Editor; Frances Beinecke, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council; Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; Col. Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor Recipient / MSNBC Military Analyst; Elahe Izadi, Staff Correspondent for the National Journal.

MSNBC's "Disrupt with Karen Finney" - Stan Salett, Member of the original March on Washington local organizing committee; Dana Milbank, Washington Post; Nia-Malika Henderson, Washington Post; Heather White, Executive Director, Environmental Working Group; Joshua Dubois, Former Spiritual advisor to President Obama; Maria Teresa-Kumar, Voto Latino; Benjy Sarlin, MSNBC.com; Erin Brockovich.

CNN's "State of the Union" - Rogers; Sen. Angus King, I-Maine. Panel: CNN Commentator Donna Brazile joins Republican Pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson with Time’s Michael Crowley.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Carnegie Endowment’s Karim Sadjadpour and Nicholas Wright.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" - Live from Park City, Utah, site of the annual Sundance Film Festival.

"Fox News Sunday" - Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.; Michael Hayden, a former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency, David Kennedy, founder of TrustedSec. Panel: Brit Hume; Robert Costa, Washington Post; Kimberly Strassel, WSJ; Juan Williams.

So what's catching your eye this morning?

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